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Yorkshire and the Humber Group

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SCI's Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Group serves a region which at the start of the 21st Century has a vibrant chemicals sector, particularly in the Humber region. The region is home to internationally renowned groups in alternative crops, green chemistry and chemical education. This broader biological and chemical expertise is now integrated with research applied in production and processing to provide new outlooks within our industry.


The Group organises events that tap into this expertise for generalist and expert audiences. We also run events for schools and educators across the science sectors.

The region is fortunate to have a hub of university chemistry departments in Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersfield, York, Bradford and Hull which have produced Nobel Laureates and the materials that have powered so much development in our Society.

The region's outstanding industrial heritage has seen great changes being made since the Group first evolved in the 1880's. The region provided the dye houses that arguably started the organic and fine chemical revolution.

It has also provided heavy industries such as metal smelting and steel production where chemical innovation has been central to the development of new materials.



SCI collaborates with a number of organisations. Further details can be found on our Collaborations page.


If you are looking for a way to become more involved with SCI, you might want to consider becoming one of our active volunteers.

SCI volunteers work at the heart of SCI. As a volunteer, you will create and strengthen your skills, interact with people from different backgrounds, gather new and interesting experiences, and build your confidence and credibility.

Find out more about some of the work of SCI volunteers:

Jessica Breen joined SCI in 2012. She became Communications Officer of the Yorkshire and Humber Committee in 2012. Jessica was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leeds within the Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD) and is now in medical communications. She gained her MChem degree and PhD in chemistry at Durham University. more

Martin Elliott first joined SCI in 2009. He was elected as a member of the Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) committee that year. In the following year, he joined the Science and Enterprise Group (SEG) Committee. He became the Hon Secretary of the Y&H Group in 2013 and earlier this year was elected Chair of SEG. More recently, he was co-opted onto the Membership Affairs Committee. (MAC)  He is a director of Chemical Relations Ltd., a company he set up to help emerging and growing  chemistry related businesses in the fields of business and organisational development. He graduated in Applied Chemistry from Brighton Polytechnic and is also a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. more

Relevant SCI Journals

SCI journals cover a variety of topics. More details can be found on our Journals page

SCI Members are entitled to receive Chemistry and Industry (C&I) magazine direct to their door.C&I magazine includes articles on a host of interesting articles. More.

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